Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Great Friends with LeeAnn

Greetings Quick Quotes friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today to host the blog.

It's hard to believe my first month with Quick Quotes is coming to an end already. I really have to say I LOVE the papers and the PowderPuff Chalk Inks just amaze me everytime I use them. Today I am showing them used in a way I wasn't sure would be possible and wow...


Using paper from a new collection called "Windsong" and a pretty flower from the metallic embelishments kit, I went to work.

First I selected the background paper which is this really pretty pattern 105. Using the ink colors that matched the paper I chalked the petals using Peach Tree and Antique Linen. I also decided to use Seafoam on the pearl for that extra pop.
 
 
Using dies from my stash I cut the panels for my A2 card base. The pearl for the center of the flower is a brad so using my Perfect Setter set I made the hole necessary to hold the brad and flower in place. I also used some dimensional's to hold the flower petals up in place. 
 
Some details...  
 
 

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Windsong 105
Sheer Joy 500 (Sentiment)
Metal Embellishments
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Seafoam
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Peachtree
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Antique Linen

Other Supplies:
Rectangle Stitched Dies: Gina Marie

Thank you for visiting, and I hope you have enjoyed this project. Please come visit again for more inspiration!

~LeeAnn
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Monday, February 27, 2017

PowderPuff Chalk Inks with June

Hello and welcome Quick Quotes fans. June here today!

I am so excited to share a new passion with you! It's PowderPuff Chalking Inks!!!!

Recently I have been experimenting with Powder Puff Chalking Inks and they are amazing. These inks work so well with all kinds of techniques. Over the next few months, I hope to show you just how great Powder Puff Chalking Inks really are and why they are my new favorite colored ink.


PowderPuff Chalk Inks are a unique, creamy, smooth ink that come in dozens of yummy colors - including 12 new colors for 2017 (you can check them all out here). Today's project highlights some basic uses of these inks.

One great property of Powder Puff Chalk Inks is that they stamp well on many surfaces like canvas, vellum, chipboard and paper. They are mostly opaque (like pigment inks), yet also have a slight translucency (like dye inks), which allows you to stamp colors on top of each other to get a richer blended look.  I did this with the yellow "yum," stamping first with Buttercup Yellow then with Orange Slice. These inks dry fast, so you don't have to worry about smearing.


The green hill was created by blending with Green Leaf and Limeade Powder Puff Chalking Inks together. These inks blended better than any other ink I've ever used. The soft texture allows the colors to glide on smoothly and mix without streaks.

Organization Tip: I add velcro dots to the back of my ink pad to store the blending pad.


Of course, Powder Puff Chalking Inks are best know for chalking the edges of paper, which I did here with Quick Quotes new Winter Bliss papers and Pixie Pink ink. Chalking paper adds depth and ties papers together. I especially love that Quick Quotes perfectly matches its paper and ink colors, so you know they will always go together.

Quick Quotes Products:
Winter Bliss Paper Pack *New!*
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Pixie Pink, Green Leaf, Buttercup, Fuchsia, Orange Slice, Limeade, Baja Blue and Caribbean Blue

Other Products:
Stamps: Gerda Steiner (pig), Stampendous (sentiment), Elle's Studio (yum)
Sequins
Copic Markers (pig)
Versafine Black

So get out your Powder Puff Chalking Inks and start experimenting! If you do try some of these ideas with Powder Puff Chalking Inks leave me a comment and a posting link, I'd love to come over and check it out!

I have a silly little bonus project to show you too!

Wanting to jazz up our homemade Valentine's Day cake, I used colored sugar and the "LOVE YOU" banners from February's Club Q kit as stencils.


Ok, ok, I'll stick with paper crafting. But my guys liked it and the cake was gone in minutes.

Thanks for stopping by,
-June

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Mulberry Lane with Alicia!

Good morning! Alicia posting a layout with the new Mulberry Paper Pack.  

The colors in this new pack are so rich!  I am loving the blues, purples and yellows. They are so versatile. Here I have showcased several of the papers but using die cuts, templates and simple strips all on one page.



Here's a close up of my die cuts. I generously chalked the edges of the yellow paper with Desert Sun PowderPuff Chalking Ink for perfect shading on my moon and stars.  I popped the photo of my husband on a thin white mat to make sure the dark photo stood out from the blue papers.


Quick Quotes Products used:
Mulberry Paper Pack *New*
Navy PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Desert Sun PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Other Products:
Sizzix/Tim Holtz Moon and Stars Die
Recollections Gems
Kiwi Lane Templates
Cricut Font

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Alicia
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Friday, February 24, 2017

My Forever Love with Susie

Hello and welcome! Susie hosting the blog today and I would like to share a mixed media layout I created featuring the new Windsong Paper Pack!  The papers in the collection have very subtle colors and patterns. I used coordinating colors of PowderPuff Chalking Ink to add some extra patterns to my project!

I was recently looking at pictures of my parents from the early years of their marriage and decided I had to scrap them. February, being the month of love, provided the perfect opportunity!


I used Windsong105 as my background and started to stencil with Peach Tree and Latte PowderPuff Chalking Inks.  I also used Antique Linen, Warm Sand, and Sunset.
 
 
You can see some of the stencil work I did around the title.  The hearts were die cut from papers in the Earth Wind Fire Collection.

 
Here I applied modeling paste through the stencil.  After it dried, I replaced the stencil and blended some inks on top.  The tags that I tucked behind the pictures also got some attention - stenciling, embossing, and inking!


One of the fun things about doing a mixed media layout are all of the layers!  Ink, modeling paste, cheesecloth, chipboard, and corrugated cardboard are all in place before I even add the pictures!

 
I die cut a photo frame out of cardboard and used Barn Board to accent the heart, which I taped in place on the backside.  I cut the frame out again using Windsong 103 but this time I removed the heart...

 
...and let the Barn Board accent show through.  I repeated the process with the smaller frame and then hand stamped the names and details.

 

I am playing along with this month's Quick Quotes Challenge:  "Hearts! Any Kind of Hearts!"  It is not too late to join in!  You can find all the details HERE.
 
Quick Quotes Supplies:
Windsong Paper Pack 101, 103, 105
Earth Wind Fire 105, 108
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Barn Board, Antique Linen, Latte, Peach Tree, Sunset, Warm Sand

Other Supplies:
Want2Scrap Chipboard, BoBunny Selfie Dies, TCW454s Stencil, Tags, Corrugated Cardboard, Sizzix Die and Embossing Folder, Modeling Paste, Cheesecloth, American Crafts Potty People, Spellbinders Classic Hearts Dies

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
~ Susie
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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Live Laugh and Love with Connie

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the new Mulberry collection by Quick Quotes.

I love the blue tones mixed with purple and gold. This page was created with two sheets of pattern paper out of the Mulberry collection.  

 
A collage was created to show you the steps taken to create this page:

 
  1. Trim 103 to 7" wide and 11" long. That is the mat for the photos.  
  2. The other piece is what the borders will be cut out of.  
  3. Cut four strips of paper 1 1/2" wide and 12" long.
  4. Use border punches and punch out four borders from the strips of paper.
  5. Mat photos with white cardstock.
  6. Shade photo mat and borders with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Blue Jeans.
  7. Adhere the photo mat to the 101 (blue strip). Then adhere the borders to the side of the mat.
  8. Use PowderPuff Chalk Ink Blue Jeans to add color to the chipboard title.
  9. Stamp embellishment (number and heart in Blue Jeans and cut them out.
All of the elements have been created and are ready to be adhered to the page.  Journal along the border strips.

 
Chipboard title shaded with PowderPuff Chalk ink.

 
Stamping done with the PowderPuff Chalk Ink and cut out.


Punched out borders, shaded and adhered to page. Journal area.

Quick Quotes Products:
Mulberry Paper Pack: 101, 103 *new*
Bag of Chips: Birthday
Chipboard Die Cuts: Serendipity
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Midnight Confessions and Blue Jeans.

Other Products: Want2Scrap, Divine Twine, Button.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/ DT Member

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Off the Page with Kathi

Hello, welcome to the blog, it's Kathi here today. I am sharing with you an altered project created using the brand new Mulberry Paper Pack.


Next, the layers were adorned with florals next to the sentiment and butterfly and to additional areas.


 
The butterflies are created with a die and have two layers. The edges of the butterflies are distressed with Berry Jam PowderPuff Chalking Ink and a touch of Blue Moon. 


Dream is colored with Berry Jam PowderPuff Chalking Ink and clear smooch was added over the whole word. It was also brushed over the butterflies to make them sparkle. 

The boxes are covered with patterned paper 103 and 102. Each of the boxes I distressed the end of the box with PowderPuff Chalking Ink. Venice lace was added to the edge of the box with a flat braided trim. It was also added to the top of the bottom box.  


The wood line was painted with white acrylic paint then pattered paper was added to the sides and the inside of the lid. Each butterfly was cut our using the patterned paper, layering different patterned paper to highlight the details of the butterflies. 
 
Quick Quotes Supplies:
Mulberry Paper Pack - 100, 102, 103, 105
Berry Jam PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Blue Moon PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Other Supplies:
Sizzix Butterfly Die
Parchment Flowers, Lace and Trims
Chipboard Sentiment "Dream"
Used Shipping Boxes
Wood Lid
Metal Wheels
Metal Wire Clock Cage

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.
Kathi
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Stencils and Texture with Martha!

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a card that I made using the papers from the new collection of Quick Quotes.

Yes, these are decorated papers but I decided to work on them with my stencils and PowderPuff Chalk Ink to create different designs over them. Take a look at my card:

MAKE A WISH STENCILED CARD

Creating this card was very fun and easy. I simply took a piece of Anchors Aweigh 100 and secured it to the Heart and Flowers Stencil Girl using masking tape. I played around with the paper and the stencil to have the flowers in the position that I wanted.

MAKE A WISH STENCILED CARD

Then, with Clarity Brushes I applied the PowderPuff Chalk Inks until I had the perfect color mix for the flowers. I used Aqua to enhance some parts of the free design areas,  Desert Sun for the center of the flowers, Pixie Pink for the petals and Berry Jam to enhance the beginning of the petals.

MAKE A WISH STENCILED CARD

The sentiment is a combination of words included on the stamp set from Altenew that I stamped using Mahogany.

To obtain a darker color on this, I re-stamped several times using the MISTI tool. To finalize the card I created a layer using the pink side of Winter Bliss 102 that is also part of our Club Q this month.

I love this color and it combines perfectly with my stenciled flowers. I also decorated the left corner with a 3D flower that I created using two Lotus Blossom die cuts that I cut from the new paper Mulberry 105.

MAKE A WISH STENCILED CARD

I decorated the center of the lotus with a flower that I made using White Makin's Clay that I sponged and colored with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Buttercup.

MAKE A WISH STENCILED CARD


Quick Quotes Products:
Anchors Aweigh 100
Winter Bliss 102
Mulberry 105
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Aqua, Desert Sun, Pixie Pink, Berry Jam, Mahogany and
Buttercup

Other Products:
Heart and Flowers by Stencil Girl
Super Scrip 2 by Altenew
MISTI
Lotus Blossom Die Cut
White Makin's Clay


Thank you for stopping by and see you soon with other ideas to use your papers and inks!!!
Martha Lucia
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Watercoloring with PowderPuff Chalk Inks

Crafty Monday greetings to you friends, it's Rhonda here today to host the blog.

My project for today features some of our newest papers with a watercolor technique using Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks.

Quick Quotes Windsong and Mulberry papers with PowderPuff Chalk Ink Watercolor Technique designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

To begin, I used the new neutral sheet of Windsong 102, trimmed to roughly 5x6, then coated it twice with Clear Gesso. Let dry between coats, it doesn't take long. This step is important so your paper is prepped in order to allow the color movement with your inks.

Quick Quotes Windsong and Mulberry papers with PowderPuff Chalk Ink Watercolor Technique designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

  • I stamped the black outlines using an Archival ink and let dry. 
  • This secures the lines so there will be no bleed. 
  • I took my mini palette and water brush pen and created the colors that I wanted. 
  • For the leaves, I've used Seafoam and Light Moss
  • For the florals, I used Hydrangea and Plum Crazy
  • Watercolor is so forgiving and looks more natural if it's imperfect, just have fun!
Quick Quotes Windsong and Mulberry papers with PowderPuff Chalk Ink Watercolor Technique designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

The die cut sentiment was created by first cutting the shape, then using Hydrangea and Plum Crazy PowderPuff Chalk Inks to perfectly coordinate in an ombre style. I layered it on top of the Be Grateful image from Chiffon 500 which was inked on the edges with Latte.

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Hydrangea, SeafoamLight Moss, Latte and Plum Crazy

Other Products:
Archival Black Ink
Clear Gesso
Water Brush
Stamps and Sentiment Die by Altenew
Foundation Die by Cheery Lynn Designs
Pearls by Want2Scrap
Button and Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping on over for a visit today!


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Saturday, February 18, 2017

February Club Q with LeeAnn

Greetings crafty friends. LeeAnn here to host the blog today.  I have a project to share with you featuring pieces from the February Club Q kits.

 
I had a lot of fun with this project mainly because I was making it as an anniversary gift. My daughter's 4th wedding anniversary is February 15, and this page is going to be for her and my son in law.

For this project, I used pages from the Winter Bliss collection along with some white card stock that I chalked to make it the color I wanted. The main base is using 102, and I used a second sheet of the same for the hearts, photo mat and the under layering of the chipboard LOVE.



The process to make this is as follows:

Using white cardstock and a set of Sizzix dies I cut out 2 sets of each size heart and then the smaller size was cut from the Winter Bliss.

The photo is a 4x6 size and I cut a base from the white card stock, and then slightly larger from the Winter Bliss. Using another Sizzix die and 101, I cut two coordinating borders.

Once I had all my layers cut, I went to work with Baja Blue Powderpuff Chalk Ink which coordinates great with this paper. I chalked the larger heart layers and the smaller photo mat with the Baja Blue.

After this was completed, I started adhering the items to the base. I think my favorite part of this project is the "Love Always" title. These chipboard pieces are part of the Club Q Kits, and after cutting down some clear acetate as an underlayer, I inked the pieces up using the Fuchsia PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

I love how it adds just enough color to make me happy. I adhered the acetate to the chipboard, then some foam dimensional tape all the way around. After figuring out where I was going to put the pieces on my page, I dropped some sequins in those spaces, then placed down the pieces. So now we not only have a 12x12 page with cascading hearts, but we also have two shakers as well to add interesting elements to the page.

Quick Quotes Products:
February Club Q
Winter Bliss: 101 (Club Q)
Winter Bliss: 102 (Club Q)
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Baja Blue
Powderpuff Chalking Ink: Fuchsia

Other Products:
Various Sizzix Dies
Sequins
Acetate

I hope you all have enjoyed this trip down memory lane with me.
~ LeeAnn
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Friday, February 17, 2017

Loving You with June!

Hello and welcome, June here today to host the blog.

I am showcasing a romantic layout you can create with pieces from the February Club Q kits. (Not a member yet? Click here.) I am also playing along with Connie's February Challenge: Hearts...any kind of heart or hearts! (You can join in on the fun by clicking here.)

This month's Club Q is fill with the beautiful Winter Bliss papers. I started with Winter Bliss 102 and adhered a 10-1/2" square white cardstock edged with Fuchsia PowderPuff Chalk Ink to the center. Then a doily was added to the upper right.

Design Tip #1:
Use the chipboard banners (that come in the kit) as stencils. I made the "LOVE YOU" title with a gold paint pen, coloring right over the doily!



Designer Tip #2:

To add some glitz, I took 3 of the cute heart frames and XO chipboard banners (these are also in the kit), smooshed them into Versamark Ink and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder. Super easy and a great way to jazz up your Quick Quotes chipboard.


To make the fun embellishment flowers, I punched 3 big flowers and 3 small flowers, edged them with Fuchsia PowderPuff Chalk Ink, and added faux white stitching with a white gel pen. A large pearl brad (from February's kit Add-On #2) was added to the center of each of the flowers.

The leaves were punched from Chiffon 101 and edged with Seafoam PowderPuff Chalk Ink. For texture a little cheesecloth was added. The pink hearts in the title are from the frames and were painted with gesso and colored with Fuchsia PowderPuff Chalk Ink.  


Next, I cut a 4" x 12" (stripes) and a 5" x 12" piece (arrows, reverse side) from Winter Bliss 100. After edging them with Fuchsia PowderPuff Chalk Ink, I layered them and added the framed photos and heart gems. I also added a decorative border cut from  Winter Bliss 102. Lastly, I adhered the embellishments and wrote the journaling across the bottom.


Quick Quotes Products:
February Club Q
February Club Q Add-on #2: pearl brad
Chiffon Collection: 101
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Fuchsia and Seafoam

Other Products: 
doily
gold embossing powder
Versamark Ink
cheesecloth
flower & leave punches
white cardstock
gold paint pen
heart gems

Thank you so much for stopping by,
~ June
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